Vocational Projects


Vocational Projects cover a broad range of activities aimed at developing young people and supporting vunerable people within our communities. 


Every year the Club sponsors up to 4 young people aged 17 - 19 to undertake the RYLA Outwardbound course over 6 days in the Brecon Beacons. 

A range of activities are undertaken to challenge the individuals and to develop leadership and team skills.

Following on from the course the participants are invited to a Club meeting to make a presentation on thier experiences and to receive their participation certificates.

Primary Essay and Speaking Competitions

The Club has enjoyed a productive relationship with schools in North Cardiff and Caerphilly for many years.  We particularly value their participation in the Colin Baber Essay Writing Competition and Dennis Yapp Junior Speaking Competition.  These competitions are aimed at Year 6 pupils and fit in with the normal School Programme and National Curriculum requirements.

Each school is assigned a link Rotarian who visit the school to present prizes for the top 3 essays and participation certificates to all pupils.

The top 3 essays and speakers from each school take part in a Grand Final at the end of the Spring Term.

Youth Speaks

The Club's Youth Speaks competitions, held each January, are the initial stage of the wider RIBI National Competitions to support and encourage the development of effective communication skills.

The competitions are for teams of 3 from schools and youth organisations in two age groups: Intermediate (11 to 13 years) and Senior (14 - 17 years)

The successful teams are able to progress to Area, District, Regional and eventually National Finals.

Working with Llanishen High School

We meet with Senior Teachers in the school to discuss and plan wider engagement with the school.  Through this we have provided the opportunity for students to meet the requirements of Community Involvement in the Welsh Baccalauriat by asssisting on our Christmas Sleigh Street and Supermarket collections.

This is also seen as a suitable avenue for identifying RYLA candidates.